Essentials of Suicide Risk Assessment & Intervention
– Presented by Joe Obegi, PhD [SEMINAR]
Sat October 16, 2021 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$130 – $150
This 6-hour course covers the essential aspects of suicide risk assessment and intervention. Part 1 teaches participants how to complete a high-quality suicide risk assessment, an essential first step in protecting the suicidal patient. Participants will learn a structured approach to (a) inquiring about suicidal thinking and behavior and (b) integrating this information with warning signs and risk factors for suicide. Guidelines for estimating suicide risk will be reviewed as well as how to create a treatment plan that reduces risk.
In Part 2, participants will learn about treatment options that can safely and effectively reduce suicide risk. Two interventions—safety planning and means safety—address the near-term safety of patients, while outpatient treatments that prioritize suicidality can mitigate factors that drive suicide risk. Participants will be introduced to these interventions and their research basis. Finally, participants will learn the legal complexities involved in treating suicidal patients.
This updated course has the latest national statistics on suicide, new research findings on suicidal ideation and the relationship between inequality and suicide.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Describe the populations most vulnerable to suicide
- Define three theories of suicide
- Describe the phenomenology of suicidality
- Apply a structured approach to evaluating suicide risk
- Apply interventions to counsel patients and their families about the benefits of reducing access to lethal means
- Co-create a safety plan with suicidal patients
- List the four components of professional negligence
Dr. Obegi completed his education at the California School of Professional Psychology and his postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego. He is a Senior Psychologist with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation where he coordinates suicide prevention efforts in a large psychiatric hospital at the California Medical Facility. In the community, he provides training and consultation in topics related to suicide and has part-time practice working with adults. He writes about suicide risk assessment, the standard of care, and suicidality as a diagnostic candidate. He is the co-editor of Attachment Theory and Research in Clinical Work with Adults.
$100 early registration 10 days prior to seminar; $120 after
$130 early registration up to 10 days prior to seminar, $150 after
CEs: 6 CEs for LMFTs,
LCSWs, and Psychologists.
Community Institute for Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Institute for Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Cancellations must be received in writing 10 business days prior to the seminar or class for a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.
Accommodations will be made wherever possible to those with disabilities. Please let us know of any disabilities upon registration, to ensure proper accommodations are put in place prior to workshop/training.
Grievance Procedure: CIP will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Chair of CIP’s Professional Development Committee.
Anti-Discrimination Policy: CIP shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. CIP does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. CIP will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.
*There is no conflict of interest or commercial support related to this CE program.